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Photos: Lake Titicaca, Peru: Floating Islands del Uros

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

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Above is one of the tourist boats made out of the reeds.

One of the things I did was to pay homage to the gods of the lake. I had a stash of coins from all the countries that I had visited. It was actually adding too much weight to the pack so it didnĀ“t make the cut. I scattered them throughout the lake. Maybe a hundred years from now someone will find a Guyana coin and wonder how in the hell that got there.
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A couple from leaving the port. The green was a pretty carpeted layer of vegetation. I know that it means pollution, but it looked cool. If I were a drinker I would have tried to run across the stuff.
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The rest are of a few of the islands we met. They were these small islands made out of reeds. Each housed about ten families and were totally seperate from other islands. They each had a different name as well.
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And that my folks is the end of Peru. I still might go back and edit the MP photos, but no promises.

Photos: Pisac, Peru

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

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Some Sacred Valley pics. The view on the way back to Cusco was awesome. Didn?t get any photos because of all the water fights.
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The rest of these are all different areas of the Incan site. I liked this place better than MP because it was spread all over a couple different mountains, and the views of the valley were much better. I am sure the food back them was a lot more accessible here. This was the site where a tour took almost five hours which was based on starting on the top and not having to walk up from the city at the base.
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I have some photos of the Carnaval as well but my laptop ate them. I need to see if I can recover them. It locked up halfway while copying the file folder so the last section is there but I can?t open them. Every time I try the computer locks up. I?ll work on it though.

Photos: Machu Picchu, Peru

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
machu picchu (9).JPG I got there way too early. Being the rainy season, there was always morning fog that had to burn off. Still some cool photos. View image [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Aguas Calientes, Peru

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
aguas caliente.JPG (That was for you Lyn Gordon.) Just a few shots of the little train station/Machu Picchu base camp. It was very touristic and pretty expensive, but since it was off season, I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Inca Rail, Peru

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
incarail (1).JPG This is the entry point to both the actual Inca Trail and my entry point to the railroad tracks. Their way $200US, my way, free baby. View image View image [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Ollantaytambo, Peru

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
ollantaytambo (12).JPG Olly was my kick off for the Inca Rail to Machu Picchu. It was also the first real Inca ruins that I got to see that was more of a whole ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 271 Puno, Peru: Finally, the end of backtracking.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
Today was going to be a work and a quick adventure day. I had a backlog of a week of entries on the blog with photos, plus I wanted to finish off my last mission in Peru, Lake Titicaca. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 270 Cusco, Peru: No need for a shower.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
cusco II.JPG With my eternal clock stuck on 5am, I was up still debating about what to do. I kind of justified it as a mini Macchu Picchu and figured that I might ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 269 Pisac, Peru: Pisac Carnaval.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
Pisac blog.JPG The route from Cusco to Olly takes you through what is called The Valle Sagrado or Sacred Valley of the Rio Urubamba. In laymans view, it is a gorgeous valley that ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 268 Inca Rail to Ollantaytambo, Peru: Ohhh Man, I ache.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
incarail (29).JPG As the title suggested, I did the walk. It was both mentally and physically draining. It was mentally tough because I had to plan out each step to make sure ... [Continue reading this entry]